After winning an NBA Championship in 2021, the Milwaukee Bucks have not made it back to the Eastern Conference Finals.
In 2022, it was a relatively acceptable defeat. They lost in the second round to the Boston Celtics, and considering Khris Middleton was injured, they put up a valiant effort against the eventual East champs.
This past season was a different story. Giannis Antetokounmpo got injured, but even when he returned, the Bucks seemed to be outmatched by a Miami Heat squad led by an incensed Jimmy Butler.
Milwaukee has already fired head coach Mike Budenholzer and more changes could potentially be on the horizon. But how big will those changes be?
5 Jrue Holiday trades to shake up the Milwaukee Bucks this offseason
Well, if the Bucks hope to make significant alterations and ones that would help Antetokounmpo continue competing for championships, they would almost certainly have to trade one of their two stars.
At this point, it could be either one of the two, but in today’s NBA, Jrue Holiday would likely have more value in the trade market. He’s arguably the best perimeter defender in the NBA and is coming off an All-Star season.
So, even if the Bucks would prefer trading Khris Middleton over him, which seems likely, dealing Holiday could be the smarter move, as he would get back a better return.
Plus, it might even be easier to replace him at the starting point guard position than it would be to replace Middleton’s role as the team’s secondary scorer.
With all that in mind, here are five potential Holiday trades that the Bucks should consider this offseason.